Antibiotic resistance continues to be an alarming threat to the health and wealth of many nations: Experts
Medical experts say there continues to be an alarming threat to the health and wealth of many nations posed by antimicrobial resistance, commonly known as antibiotic resistance. Globally, some 700-thousand deaths annually and serious economic damages result from infections caused by resistant bacteria. According to the World Health Organisation, antimicrobial resistance is the ability of a microorganism like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites to stop an antimicrobial such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials from working against it. More from Professor Adrian Brink, an Associate Professor for the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at the University of Cape Town..